Figuring out how to pace the middle of this chapter was the trickiest thing about writing the script. I had a lot of little, different ideas to thread together among the cast. They needed to be timed just right: too quickly and there’d appear to be a leap of logic; too slow and people would wonder why a character waited so long to do a thing. And the whole time, Cass needed to be transforming bit by bit. It required a lot of scene changes, and not all of them lead directly into one another. I drew Cass and Noah in the background of panel 7 to signal that the scene on the staircase is progressing while we take a detour to see what’s going on in the living room.